You started the Seattle divorce mediation process with the best of intentions. You truly believed that you and your soon to be ex-spouse agreed on all the major issues and that you could work collaboratively to end your marriage in a respectful way. Instead, you are far apart on the issues and you are fighting about important topics that concern your future.

Three Things You Need to Do Right Now

You may be overwhelmed and scared. However, you are still in control of the divorce process. In order to decide what to do next, it is important that you:

  • Think hard about your priorities – What is most important to you and how hard are you willing to fight?
  • Educate yourself – Know your rights. Spend some time reading the free resources, and books, available on our website.
  • Call a lawyer – Get the personalized advice you need and have someone in your corner who will advocate for you.

Don’t give up.

Know That You Are Not Alone

Now is the time to surround yourself with the support that you need. You are going to need all the support that you can get as you fight for your fair divorce settlement or struggle to get your ex-spouse to make decisions that are in the best interest of your children. Accordingly, we encourage you to accept the emotional support of your friends and family and the practical support of an experienced lawyer if your Seattle divorce mediation turns ugly.

If you know of anyone who may be in this difficult position, please reach out to them. Share this blog post with them and assure them that there is help available. Together, you can work toward a better future.

Molly B. Kenny
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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington
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